The man that started it all...
My Grandfather was a Saddle Maker and Leather Craftsman. As a child I used to sit on his lap and observe him work the leather and listening to classic country music (or as I like to call it, Country Music). He was always involved with horses and at one time had a leather shop down on the Hastings Race Track in Vancouver. He would repair and make anything the horses and riders needed for the race. His quality of work was very high and taught leather workshops for Tandy. Eventually one of his tooled saddles ended up in the Fort Worth Texas Tandy Museum. My Grandfather also taught leatherwork in the jails to inmates, this was his way of giving back to the community. Although he has passed, he teaches me everyday though his work and way of life.
I was fortunate enough to inherit my Grandfathers tools and leathercraft books. Over the years I became tired of all the poorly built store bought goods that would only last a year. As a result, I decided to create my own items built to last generations. So here I am now over 60 years later, carrying on the tradition.